My Pregnancy Experience
Sometimes, there are things a pregnant woman doesn’t like about being pregnant, being pregnant could be exciting and frustrating at the same time. While I was happy for my pregnancies, and I adore my kids to the moon, YES there were a few moments I didn’t enjoy being pregnant. To be honest, there were a lot of things that made me hate the whole idea of being pregnant.
No woman should feel unhappy about being pregnant; being pregnant is what we women do, right?
When I became pregnant for the second time, I chose not to stay silent about it anymore and share my pregnancy feelings, struggles and experience! The response was wonderful, and I discovered I was not alone, and most women are struggling with pregnancy.
Knowing this made me feel way more strengthen, it made me see being pregnant as more of a blessing rather than a struggle. And it also made me feel like it was cool for me to love each moment of being pregnant.
Just because there were moments I really did not enjoy during my pregnancy and wished the baby will come out already; doesn’t mean I was ungrateful for having it.
So here are few hard parts and some things I hated the most when I was pregnant. This post is not all about the negatives, but it’s meant to be an encouragement and motivation to every mother out there!
1. BUYING PREGNANCY CLOTHES
I have to say, at first, I was very excited and couldn’t wait to buy maternity clothes. I mean, any chance if getting new clothing, right? But when I visited the boutique, I found out they were frustrating. The sizes were awkward that the fittings were weird, and the price was astonishing. I was lucky that my estimated delivery date was during the summer, so I wore all the biggest dresses that I had in my closet and skipped the maternity clothes shopping!
2. CANNOT LAY ON THE BELLY
Just like this torture. You are so very tired, too exhausted that you can barely open your eyes. Then as the pregnancy develops, you can barely sleep because almost every position you love is uncomfortable and the back hurts so bad.
3. PEOPLE TOUCHING MY BELLY
As soon as the bump begins to show, it’s like a right for people to touch your belly whether you want them to or not. And while most times, people have nice intentions, it is still often overwhelming and frustrating.
4. CANNOT RELAX WITH A GLASS OF WINE
I love drinking wine just as much as everyone does, but I have never been a heavy drinker. I have always been able to only have a glass today and another tomorrow without having any problems. But there were a couple of times during my pregnancy when I wanted to sit and drink a bottle, but I couldn’t ?
5. NAUSEA AND HEARTBURN
When the nausea finally reduced, and I was able to eat plenty of food, the heartburn kicked in. I don’t mean minor burning reflux, and I’m talking about waking at night and crying type of heartburn, which became my closest friend during my pregnancies.
6. BEING TOO HEAVY TO HAVE SEX
I enjoy sex. It makes me feel close to my man, and I’m not a slow sex person. In my first three months, I couldn’t have sex because it always felt like throwing up (even my favorite perfume smelled like ****). Then, as my tummy got bigger, sex became more of a problem. It felt like having sex after eating a double 1000gm burger! I couldn’t even get close enough to my husband, and It felt like I was missing something.
7. GOT NEW STRETCH MARKS
Before I was pregnant, I never had any stretch marks or any issues with my skin. During the second pregnancy, I noticed I started having too many stretch marks around my waist and belly region. I hate stretch marks and will do anything to avoid them.
8. TIRED ALL THE TIME
Of course, being pregnant made me always feel tired and heavy. Sometimes I couldn’t even play with my toddler and I hoped he will go to sleep soon so I could sleep too.
9. HARD TO SHAVE DURING PREGNANCY
We all want to look clean and neat down there, but shaving during pregnancy was like hell for me, it was very difficult (though not impossible).
10. NOT ALLOWED TO EAT SUSHI
Sushi is one of my favourites, and I always feel alive whenever I eat good sushi. I definitely missed it during pregnancy!
11. GAINING MORE WEIGHT THAN I WAS SUPPOSED TO
I don’t like being overweight, but I didn’t have much of a choice when I was pregnant. During my both pregnancies I gained more than 37 pounds, and this made me feel uncomfortable. It was as if I was no longer in my great, beautiful shape. And the thought of me trying to lose this weight after giving a birth was completely frustrating.
12. COULDN’T DRINK MY COFFEE ANYMORE
I like my coffee with sugar in the morning. I also enjoy drinking coffee when reading or watching a movie. But when I was pregnant, everything had to change, and I had to go on without drinking my coffee anymore. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.
13. Never being alone anymore
Well, you can say it is a good thing, but I didn’t have any more private time for myself since my baby was always in my bump with me ?
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